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Sliding Barn Door Valentine

January means a new year and a fresh start.  Many of us are heading back to the gym in full force, organizing and tackling DIY projects.  One of the projects my husband and I are working on is purchasing a sliding barn door for our bedroom.  These doors are one of the hottest home design trends.  So I was so excited to  see the Barn Door Bundle (Barn Door Stamp Set and Sliding Door Framelits Dies) in the new Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog!

Watch Stampin’ Up!’s Brandy Barnard in this video demonstration of how to use the Barn Door Bundle.  Purchase the bundle which includes the Barn Door Stamp Set and Sliding Door Framelits Dies and save 10% .

Barn Door Bundle

Sliding Barn Door Valentine Card

Stampin Up Barn Door Valentine cardThe cool detail is how the door slides left and right within the die cut grooves.  I created this barn door card front for this Valentine card.

I used #6 washers with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to slide the door.  However,  I’ve seen tutorials using dimes or pennies.

Stampin Up Barn Door Valentine cardI was also inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration challenge.  For more inspiration visit HSS.

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Sliding Barn Door Valentine Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets:  Barn Door, Sealed with Love

Paper:  Card stock:  Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black

Ink: Real Red, Black Momento, Early Espresso

Accessories:  Sliding Door framelits, heart on frame from Owl Builder Punch, retired Heart to Heart Punch, Whisper White baker’s twine, mini Dimensionals, mini glue dots, #6 washers

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Big Shot Class

Join me and my team member, Linda Gilmore,  for a class on how to use the Big Shot.  Make four projects and see products from the new occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogues.  The class is $10.  However, the class is free with a $50 purchase of Stampin’ Up! products, plus you can pick out a free item from the Sale-a-bration catalogue.  During Sale-a-bration you receive one free item from the Sale-a-bration catalogue for every $50.  RSVP today to reserve your spot!

If you want to make more of the projects, kits will be available.

Here’s a sneak peek of two of the projects you’ll be creating.  I’ll be posting the other two projects this weekend.  You’ll create a Valentine flip card using the Thinlits Label card and a cute mini purse.  Perfect for small treats.

Valentine Stampin up flip card and petite purseRSVP today!  Contact me to reserve your spot.

Date:  Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Time:  2:oo pm to 5:00 pm

Address:  13619 Chapel Oaks, San Antonio, TX 78231

Valentine Easel Shaker Card

This week’s challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a technique challenge – Shaker Cards!  I’ve never made this type of card but since I have the Stampin’ Up! Heart Framelits it was easy to make using two different sizes of heart dies to make the red heart frame for the window.  For the easel base I used the large scallop heart framelit.  The cute stamped image is from the Take it to Heart stamp set featured in the new occasions mini.  Can you guess how I created the background?  I used the Lots of Love Letterpress plate.  The letter press embosses and can also ink at the same time.  For a more subtle background you don’t have to ink it up.  The shaker heart is filled with the scrap small hearts after using the Pinking Hearts border punch.  A bit of mica flakes is also mixed with the small hearts to add  some additional sparkle.

Valentine Easel Shaker Card

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Shaker cards are fun to make but also fun for the recipient.   I hope you’re inspired to join us.  For more inspiration go to HSS and see more shaker cards created by our talented design team.

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Valentine Easel Shaker Card

Size:  5.00″ h x 5.00″ w

Stamp sets: Take it to Heart, With All My Heart

Paper: Card Stock:  Riding Hood Red, Whisper White

Ink: Riding Hood Red,  Versamark

Accessories: Big Shot, Heart Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Lots of Love Letterpress, Oval punch, Pinking Hearts Border punch, Window Sheets, Iridescent Embossing Powder, Gold Embossing Powder, Whisper White Satin Ribbon, Mica Flakes

Take it to Heart Forever & Always Valentine Card

This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments the challenge is Pleats and Ruffles.  I’ve used lots of items from the new mini catalog to create this card.

Stampin Up Valentine Take it to heart card

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I love the bird image from the Take it to Heart stamp set.  I used ink pads and blender pens to color the image.  To give the image a bit more sparkle I used the tiniest bit of Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details to the flowers.  I also heat embossed the textured background with touches of gold embossing powder.  Since the challenge calls for pleats or ruffles, I ruffled a piece of Victoria Crochet ribbon on a hat pin.  The top of the pin also features small punched flowers.  This is my first Valentine card of the season.  Let me know what you think and also what your favorite items are from the new mini.

Hand Stamped Sentiment ruffles and pleats challenge 100

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Take it to Heart Valentine Card

Size:  5.00″ h x 5.00″ w

Stamp sets: Take it to Heart, Loving Thoughts

Paper: Card Stock:  Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Watercolor paper

Ink: StayzOn Brown, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Baja Breeze, Versamark

Accessories: Big Shot, Finial Press, Paper Doily Sizzlit, Heart Collection Framelits Dies, Hat Pin, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Gold Embossing Powder, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details, Blender Pen

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